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'Hornet's Nest Of Criminal Hackers' Destroyed By FedsĀ 

It was the best place to find out the worst crimes you could commit online. Cybercrime forum Darkode has been shut down after “Operation Shrouded Horizon”, an international law enforcement raid that led to 70 arrests.


FBI Practically Begs For 'Front Door' Access To Encrypted Data

FBI Director James Comey has some advice for the tech companies and great people of America: Work harder at coming up with custom encryption solutions for law enforcement, or the terrorists win.


How A Gaolbird Con Artist Uncovered A Secret FBI Surveillance Tool

A disgraced lawyer, sitting in gaol, obsessed with a kooky theory that the government tracked him by sending secret rays into his house… ends up discovering a secret government mobile phone tracking program. Sounds like bizarre noir, right? But it’s true.


The FBI's First Aircraft Were Spy Planes From The Vietnam War

When the FBI first bought its own planes in the 1970s it was a minor scandal. But what’s so shocking about the feds having aircraft? The scandal was that they were originally experimental spy planes used in the Vietnam War.


The FBI's Secret Air Force Is Watching Us

This might come as a shock: The FBI has a secret air force of sorts that’s recently been buzzing over Baltimore. Or maybe it’s not a shock at all. The FBI’s been using aircraft for decades. These new planes, however, use surveillance equipment designed for warfare and capable of tracking innocent citizens. That’s bad.


Today In US Congress, We Heard That Encryption Is Enabling Upskirt Photos

Expert testimony at a Congressional encryption hearing blaming Apple and Google’s privacy systems for allowing perverts to get away with secretly photographing vaginas and posting the pictures online. Government debate over encryption has veered into fully stupid territory.


FBI And TSA Warn Airlines To Watch Out For Wi-Fi Hacks

Following concerns about the plausibility and dangers of passengers hacking aeroplane Wi-Fi networks, the FBI and TSA have issued a joint alert warning airlines to be increasingly vigilant about monitoring for such attacks.


FBI Accosts Security Researcher Over Fear That He Hacked His Flight

When airport security researcher Chris Roberts tweeted about his ability to hack the in-cabin control systems aboard his Boeing 747 flight, he probably wasn’t anticipating the quip would get him detained by the Feds. But some jokes, the FBI doesn’t find very funny.


The US Government's Biometric Tracking Tech Makes Being A US Spy Harder

Here’s some fun irony: The same biometric tracking technologies developed by the US government to track terrorists and would-be unauthorised immigrants is so effective it can also be used to out US spies in the field.


The FBI Lets Criminals Walk In Order To Keep This Device A Secret

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is notoriously secretive about its cell phone tracking tools known as Stingrays. Now, new documents obtained by the ACLU show how the Feds keep their surveillance gadgets shrouded in mystery: the FBI makes cops dismiss criminal cases if they threaten to reveal secrets about Stingrays.


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